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Carbon Capture 101 Workshop

As the global demand for affordable energy continues to increase, electric power producers face a challenging demand to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions. In order to lower CO2 emissions in a cost-effective manner, implementation of various CCS technologies in coal-fired power plants will be a likely scenario in the next 20 years.

Accordingly, this workshop will offer a series of informative technical presentations that will provide an overview of carbon capture technologies and recent research progress. The intended audience will be made up primarily of power industry engineers and scientists along with other key stakeholders wishing to become more informed in carbon management issues and recent technical advances. The workshop objectives are to:

  1. Present an overview of the near-term carbon capture technologies;
  2. Identify technical barriers and knowledge gaps in carbon capture systems; and
  3. Demonstrate a logical method for evaluating solvent/sorbent selection and their impact on plant efficiency.

Workshop Information


Hilton Downtown Lexington
369 West Vine Street
Lexington, Kentucky USA 40507 Phone: 859-231-9000


Speakers include:

  • Abhoyjit Bhown (EPRI)
  • Gary Rochelle (University of Texas)
  • Stan Lam, (KMPS)
  • Kunlei Liu (UK CAER)
  • Jim Neathery (UK CAER)
  • Joe Remias (UK CAER)


February 4-5, 2013 - Questions? Please contact Teresa Epperson (contact information can be found below).


Date Time Proposed Schedule
  11:30am - 12:00pm Registration
  12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
  1:00pm - 2:00pm Abhoyjit Bhown EPRI - Overview on the Development of CO2 Capture in EPRI (cover pre-combustion, in-situ oxyful and post-combustion such as solvent, solid sorbent and membrane)
  2:00pm - 3:00pm Jim Neathery - Site characteristics for deployment of CCS in East of US
  3:00pm - 3:30pm Section Break
  3:30pm - 4:30pm Gary Rochelle UT - Review the solvent/technology for sour gas separation
  4:30pm - 5:30pm Stan Lam, KMPS - CO2 Capture in Practice - the Difference among Tower Packings and Process Configurations
  8:00am - 8:30am Continental breakfast
  8:30am - 9:30am Kunlei Liu CAER - Thermodynamic analysis on aqueous system
  9:30am - 10:30am Jim Neathery CAER - CO2 Demonstration Plants
  10:30am - 11:00am Section break
  11:00am - 12:00pm Joe Remias CAER - Solvent selection and development
  12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
  • Printable Agenda - PDF

Registration and Fees

  • Fee: $300.00 per attendee
  • Fee: $100.00 per student
  • Registration Form - PDF - Word
  • Registrants will receive a full refund prior to Jan. 21st for withdrawing from the workshop. Afterwards $100 will be deducted for administrative costs.

Register Interest / Contact Us

Please call or email:

Teresa Epperson
Phone: 859-257-0200
University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research
2540 Research Park Drive
Lexington, KY 40511 USA


Copies of the FINAL ppt slides (in PDF format) will be made available to attendees AFTER the workshop (approximately within 24 hours; an email will be sent to attendees).